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Heather Morris is back with the sequel of 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz'.
Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her.Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and taught new skills. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.
'She was the bravest person I ever met' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris was born in New Zealand, but now resides in Australia with her husband. While working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Morris studied and wrote screenplays for several years.
In 1996 she finally decided to follow her passion for storytelling and enrolled in The Professional Scriptwriting Course through the Australian College of Journalism. Her first screenplay was optioned by Academy Award winning writer Pamela Wallace (Witness).
The Tattooist of Auschwitz was originally wrote as a screenplay, which ranked high in international competitions. In 2016, the screenplay won the International Independent Film Awards. Morris wanted to reshape it into a novel and went on to make a Kickstarter campaign to get the book independently published. It went on to be an #1 International and New York Times Bestseller.
Heather Morris' new book tells the story of a character we are introduced to in The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Cilka and her own journey.